Small Earthquakes, Tectonic Forces

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Science  05 Jun 1992:
Vol. 256, Issue 5062, pp. 1430-1432
DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5062.1430


Earthquake scaling and frequency-of-occurrence relations require that small earthquakes be just as important as larger ones in redistributing the forces that drive relative displacements across active faults of any dimension, including plate boundaries.